Europe

Wed
19
Sep

A Canadian cannabis company will be the first to import legal weed to the US — and its stock is surging

Tilray shares were up more than 11% in early trading Tuesday after the British Columbia-based cannabis producer received approval from US officials to import medical marijuana for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego.

The drugs, imported in capsule form, are designed to treat essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and uncontrollable shaking that can make it difficult for patients to perform every day tasks like eating, drinking, or writing. It’s expected to begin in early 2019.

Mon
17
Sep

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Ireland, support for legalization hits nearly 75 percent

Nearly three-quarters of Irish adults believe cannabis should be made available for medical purposes, writes Calvin Hughes.

Earlier this week, the Irish government published their most recent edition of 'Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland,' which details the island's drug statistics. One of the report's key findings was that cannabis continues to be the most used illicit drug with over one quarter (26.4 percent) of Irish adults reporting they've consumed cannabis at least once in their lifetime.

Fri
14
Sep

Canada’s maturing big cannabis targets Europe for expansion funds

A favourite of do-it-yourself stock pickers, Canadian cannabis firms are trying to bolster their institutional investor base by boosting efforts to woo European funds as countries across the region approve marijuana for medical use.

For some time, companies including Canopy Growth Corp., Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Tilray Inc. have been signing export deals with European governments, buying local companies and opening production facilities in the region.

This year, they have also stepped up pitching their businesses to European funds at conferences and road shows, betting their size and first-mover advantage will help replace fickle retail investors with more stable institutions.

Thu
06
Sep

Microdosing cannabis: Here’s everything you need to know

Smaller doses could mean huge results.

Safety concerns, tact, and stigmatization can prevent many people from catching a buzz at work, and in many cases that’s understandable. Microdosing cannabis can give consumers access to the benefits of THC and CBD, but without the psychoactive effects or feeling “stoned”. More and more cannabis companies are producing options for those interested in microdosing, even huge players like DaVinci, with their new MIQRO vaporizer, are acknowledging the growing interest in microdosing cannabis.

Wed
05
Sep

How to talk cannabis in seven different countries

Traveling to the Netherlands? Russia? This weed slang guide will make sure you’re never dry.

Thu
30
Aug

'It saved our business': Italy's farmers turn low into high with cannabis

Hemp cultivation for non-pharmaceutical could help revert desiccation of farm land.

Italian farmers are in crisis as low prices of wheat, desiccated land and big companies importing grain take their toll. But some have found a solution: growing cannabis.

Thu
30
Aug

Research shows CBD may treat symptoms of psychosis

A group of UK researchers have found that CBD could be the next treatment for symptoms of psychosis.

Psychosis is a condition of the mind, often leading to confusion in determining what is real and what is not. Symptoms can range from having false beliefs to seeing and hearing things that are not really there. Though the condition has been linked to long-term recreational cannabis use, a research team from King’s College London has found that CBD can actually help.

Brain scans showed that a dose of CBD could reduce the brain activity that causes people with psychosis to experience these hallucinations or false beliefs.

Wed
29
Aug

This Irish 8-year-old epilepsy patient is now 'Pharma free' thanks to medical marijuana

A mother's campaign to get medical marijuana for her young daughter has come to a happy end.

Vera Twomey recently secured a medical marijuana license for her 8-year-old daughter Ava, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Now, Twomey has announced that her daughter has been taken off all of her previous medications and is being treated solely with medicinal cannabis, writes Calvin Hughes.

Wed
29
Aug

UK police bust new cannabis grows in London every two days

Police are frequently discovering illegal cannabis grows in London, especially in neighborhoods to the south, where organized crime and gang activity are prevalent.

Hundreds of illegal grow-ops have been discovered in London over the past couple of years. Police uncovered 314 cannabis grows in the city from 2016 to 2018, according to data obtained by The London Evening Standard through a freedom of information request. That’s a new cannabis grow in London every two days.

Mon
27
Aug

Meet the cannabis mayor of Augsburg, Germany

Martini Meinreiß is a former construction worker, who in his words, "got infected with the cannabis legalization virus" several years ago. His blond-white dreads speak of an earlier chapter in his life spent as a bit of an international adventurer, writes Margueritte Arnold. These days, when not working on cannabis-related diplomatic missions of all kinds, he can be found in his garden and with the grandkids (from several extended families).

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